The role of construction in a technological project base learning
Thursday, June 26 4:00-4:20 PM Location: B3107
Presider: Larisa Enriquez, UNAM, Mexico
Abstract: The growing realization of the benefits to students and to state economies, of providing science learners with opportunities to expand their knowledge, skills and experience of knowledge-based technological design has led to seeking instructional strategies to facilitate the transition from traditional school settings to project based learning environments. This paper presents a two-year study in which a physics course for middle-school pupils was assessed. The main question that guided this study was: Do pupils suggest innovative solutions to problems in the Constructivist theory of active learning? And focus on the pupils’ motivation to study the course. This paper suggests guided exploration of its relationships can promote the elicitation of relevant formal knowledge and lead to creative solution design.